After Dark Portland {Spokane, WA Photographer}

I had the amazing honor to attend After Dark  Portland earlier this month.  If you are a photographer and you’ve never heard about After Dark I highly recommend you check it out.  This was my 1st photography workshop, and I must admit I was a little, maybe slightly, okay no really I was super nervous.  I didn’t know what to expect and just hoped I wouldn’t be disappointed.  I was far from disappointed, in fact my brain couldn’t even handle all the information I tried to soak up.  There were 35 mentors there with the sole purpose of teaching, inspiring, and pushing us to try something new. 

I had the incredible opportunity to learn from

Joy Vertz, of Shoot the Moon Photography;

James Hayes, of Enchanted Images,

Wen McNally of Wen McNally Photography,

Chuck Arland of Arland Photography,

Peter and Kathy Holcombe of Holcombe Photography just to name a few!

Each one taught me something new and caused me to think of things in ways I never had.  I’ve decided it is time to learn about off camera lighting.  There is no way these images would have been possible without it!  I am already looking forward to inspired about next year’s Sr. season thanks to Wen and Sean.  I’m going to start hosting some portrait parties, thank you Kay!  So many things to share!  Let’s just say I can’t wait to go back to After Dark wherever they end up next year!

And, since this was a photography workshop of course there were lots of amazing images to be taken.  Here are just a couple of mine.  Enjoy!


After Dark Portland

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  • I am so jealous! I would LOVE to go to after dark!
    my favorites are the ones with the girl in the purple, love the textureReplyCancel

    • kellyq

      Traci- the next one is in New Orleans in November! I can’t wait to see where they end up next year, so I can start saving. =)ReplyCancel

  • congrats on the new blog! and i want to go to After Dark! Maybe a meet up next time around?! lol looks amazing!!ReplyCancel

    • kellyq

      Definetly! I think they are announcing the locations for 2011 after New Orleans in November.ReplyCancel

  • Love your new blog Kelly! After Dark looks amazing! You got some great shots!ReplyCancel

  • Love all of these. And your new blog looks great!ReplyCancel

  • Congrats on the great work! Have you gotten a chance to practice here at home yet? What did you use for a lightstand – besides each other? :)ReplyCancel

    • kellyq

      Thanks Nickie! I just got my lighting stuff right before the wedding, so not a ton of time to practise yet, but looking forward to learning more. Most of the time we just had a regular lightstand, the video light was on a monopod.ReplyCancel

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